"Those who hammer their guns into plowshares, will plow for those who do not." Thomas_Jefferson
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A man has his word; a woman has a dictionary. Old Proverb
"Ideologue" is a $2 word for "idiot."
Obama is proof that affirmative action is a really bad idea.
"Laws are made for men of ordinary understanding and should, therefore, be construed by the ordinary rules of common sense. Their meaning is not to be sought for in metaphysical subtleties which may make anything mean everything or nothing at pleasure." Thomas Jefferson
"To preserve independence...we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and Liberty, or profusion and servitude. ... The fore horse of this frightful team is public debt. Taxation follow that, and in its turn wretchedness and oppression." Thomas Jefferson
"Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear. " Thomas Jefferson
We must make our election between economy and Liberty, or profusion and servitude. Thomas Jefferson
"I feel very strongly that actors haven't any business at all to shoot their faces off about things I know we know very little about." Gary Cooper
"A government_big_enough to give_you_everything you want is big_enough to take_from_you everything you have." Gerald Ford
"There's no way to rule innocent men.The only power government has is the power to crack down on criminals.
Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them.
One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws." Ayn Rand
We have two parties here, and only two. One is the evil party, and the other is the stupid party. I'm very proud to be a member of the stupid party. Occasionally, the two parties get together to do something that's both evil and stupid. That's called bipartisanship. Samuel T Francis
"Ideologue" is a fancy word for what most of us simply know as "idiot."
"But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government." Jefferson
"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things; the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks nothing worth a war, is worse. A man who has nothing which he cares more about than he does about his personal safety is a miserable creature who has no chance at being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself." John Stuart Mill
"Anyone may arrange his affairs so that his taxes shall be as low as possible; he is not bound to choose that pattern which best pays the treasury. There is not even a patriotic duty to increase one's taxes. Over and over again the Courts have said that there is nothing sinister in so arranging affairs as to keep taxes as low as possible. Everyone does it, rich and poor alike and all do right, for nobody owes any public duty to pay more than the law demands." Judge Learned Hand (1872-1961)
The Obama Administration's arguments in favor of the mandate to buy health insurance or pay a penalty stand exposed as a demand for unlimited federal power. WSJ 3/29/12
Seek truth and pursue it steadily. George Washington
"The good news is that, according to the Obama administration, the rich will pay for everything. The bad news is that, according to the Obama administration, you're rich." PJ O'Rourke
Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude. Alexis de Tocqueville
I had the right to remain silent. I just didn't have the ability. Ron White
"It is possible that the percentage of honest and competent whor$s is higher than that of plumbers and much higher than that of lawyers. And enormously higher than that of professors." RA Heinlein
"The megalomaniac differs from the narcissist by the fact that he wishes to be powerful rather than charming, and seeks to be feared rather than loved. To this type belong many lunatics and most of the great men of history." Bertrand Russell
"When writing the story of your life, don't let anyone else hold the pen." Harley-Davidson
"The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. The Republicans are the party that says government doesn't work and then they get elected and prove it." PJ O'Rourke
Your rifle is only a tool. It is a hard heart that kills. GySgt Hartman
When the Persian King Xerxes asked the Spartans to lay down their weapons and surrender, King Leonidas responded, "Molon Labe," which means, "Come and take them!"
Blessed be the Peacemakers. Matt 5:9
George's 2008 Screaming Eagle Road King
George's 2012 Harley Ultra Limited
2/13/2010 Conyers GA
When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty. Thomas Jefferson
"Government isn't the answer to the problem; government IS the problem." Ronald Reagan
Thought for the day: "If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free!" PJ O'Rourke
Before I refuse to take your questions, I have an opening statement. Ronald Reagan
"Political Correctness," holds forth the proposition that it is possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.
Accelerate until you see God ... then back off a hair
A reporter did a human-interest piece on the Texas Rangers. The reporter recognized the Colt Model 1911 the Ranger was carrying and asked him "Why do you carry a 45?" The Ranger responded, "Because they don't make a 46."
"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough" Albert Einstein
"A_fanatic_is a person who_can't change his mind and won't change_the subject." Winston_Churchill
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Standard Catalog of Smith and Wesson
AR15: A Practical Guide
Sixguns, by Elmer Keith
Glock: The New Wave in Combat Handguns
Textbook of Automatic Pistols, by RK Wilson
ABOUT George: I have an MS in BS. Enjoy movies, books, history, and H-D motorcycles. Age 58, live in Atlanta metro area. My dog is my best friend, a Chihuahua named Fifi. My recently acquired 2012 Harley Ultra Limited Electra Glide is my other best friend. I ride it year round as often as possible. Keeps a grin on my face! I've got a 2008 Harley Screaming Eagle Road King for driving on Sundays, too. Life is good!
New handlebars on my 09 Road King -sold 2010
George's 2000 Softail Springer
George's 2006 Heritage Softail Classic
George's 2009 Harley-Davidson Road King Classic - sold
George's 2010 Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic - sold
George's 2005 H-D 88 CID Softail Springer Classic
MY GOAL: Writing the best I can.
MOTTO:I hope we can learn from the past but wonder why we never seem to.
Interesting thoughts -
Every government interference in the economy consists of giving an unearned benefit, extorted by force, to some men at the expense of others. - Ayn Rand
"...[N]obody owes any public duty to pay more than the law demands: taxes are enforced exactions, not voluntary contributions. To demand more in the name of morals is mere cant." Commissioner v. Newman, 159 F.2d 848, 851 (2d Cir. 1947) - dissenting opinion by Learned Hand
"Political Correctness," holds forth the proposition that it is possible to pick up a turd by the clean end. :o
"You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away people's initiative and independence.
You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves."
What I think: The last thing I want out of an entertainer is political advice or commentary.
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"When you feel in your gut what you are and then dynamically pursue it - don't back down and don't give up - then you're going to mystify a lot of folks." Bob Dylan
If total government control equals safety, why are prisons so dangerous? unknown
Those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. Dr Seuss
"A country that tries to stimulate its economy by spending tax revenue is like a man standing in a bucket trying to lift himself by the handle." Winston Churchill
"It's appropriate that television is considered a medium, since it's rarely well done." Ernie Kovacs
"Do not accept your dog's admiration as conclusive proof that you are wonderful." Ann Landers
"The sublime and the ridiculous are often so nearly related, that it is difficult to class them separately." Thomas Paine
"Cheap and good is not necessarily the same as good and cheap." GC
"God fights on the side with the best artillery." Napoleon
"The best armor is a rapid and well-directed fire." David Farragut
"Those who beat their swords into plowshares usually end up plowing for those who didn't." Ben Franklin
"If you want government to intervene domestically, you're a liberal. If you want government to intervene overseas, you're a conservative. If you want government to intervene everywhere, you're a moderate. If you don't want government to intervene anywhere, you're an extremist." Joseph Sobran
"The United States has become a place where entertainers and professional athletes are mistaken for people of importance." Robert A. Heinlein
"Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first." - Ronald Reagan
"Suppose you were a congressman, and suppose you were an idiot. But I repeat myself." Mark Twain
"Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any other factor, and the contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst. Breeds that forget this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and freedoms." Robert A. Heinlein
Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm. Winston Churchill
"Figures don't lie, but liars figure." my Pop
If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with BS.
"Party associations, it should be understood, are not based on law nor do they seek the common welfare; they are lawless and seek only self-interest." - Thucydides
Gun Safety Rule No. 1: Keep your booger hook off the bang switch.
"Your manuscript is both good and original, but the part that is good is not original and the part that is original is not good." Samuel Johnson
"Why shouldn't truth be stranger than fiction? Fiction, after all, has to make sense." Mark Twain
"One of life's great tragedies is the murder of a beautiful theory by a gang of brutal facts." Benjamin Franklin
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." Aristotle
"The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them." Mark Twain
"The perfect is the enemy of the good." Voltaire
"...history teaches, with unmistakable emphasis, that appeasement begets new and bloodier war." Douglas MacArthur
"The 2nd Amendment is not about individuals resisting government tyranny? Tell that to the colonists who fought at Lexington and Concord." George
"We must all hang together or most assuredly we shall all hang separately." Benjamin Franklin
"... And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time... The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure." Thomas Jefferson
"Rome remained free for four hundred years and Sparta eight hundred, although their citizens were armed all that time; but many other states that have been disarmed have lost their liberties in less than forty years." Nicolo Machiavelli, The Art of War
"The strongest reason for the people to retain their right to keep and bear arms is as a last resort to protect themselves against tyranny in government." Thomas Jefferson
"The Second Amendment is a doomsday provision, one designed for those exceptionally rare circumstances where all other rights have failed -- where the government refuses to stand for reelection and silences those who protest; where courts have lost the courage to oppose, or can find no one to enforce their decrees. However improbable these contingencies may seem today, facing them unprepared is a mistake a free people get to make only once." Justice Alex Kozinski, US 9th Circuit Court, 2003
"When you disarm the people, you commence to offend them and show that you distrust them either through cowardice or lack of confidence, and both of these opinions generate hatred." Niccolo Machiavelli
"Let us speak courteously, deal fairly, and keep ourselves armed and ready." Theodore Roosevelt
"...a slight thing like a phrase or a jest often makes a greater revelation of character than battles when thousands fall..." Plutarch - Life of Alexander
"It is better by noble boldness to run the risk of being subject to half the evils we anticipate than to remain in cowardly listlessness for fear of what might happen." Herodotus
"Article II. A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."
"When all else fails, read the directions." My Father
"The difficult we do right now; the impossible just takes a little longer." my Pop
"Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment." Simon Bolivar
"What we learn from history is that we don't learn from history." Hegel
"The meek shall inherit the Earth. But not until the rest of us are done with it." Massad Ayoob
"If all the world were just, there would be no need of valor." Plutarch
"I love a dog, he does nothing for political reasons." Will Rogers
"I have plowed the seas." Simon Bolivar
"Political correctness is just tyranny with manners." Charlton Heston
"Party associations, it should be understood, are not based on law nor do they seek the common welfare; they are lawless and seek only self-interest." - Thucydides
"The strong do what they will, the weak endure what they must." - Thucydides
"The constitutions of most of our States assert that all power is inherent in the people; ...that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed." -- Thomas Jefferson
"I fear that all that we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve." Admiral Yamamoto
"[O]nly a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters." Ben Franklin
"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." George Orwell
"[Lacedemonians] made it evident ... that human beings are many but men are few." Herodotus
"The Earth is degenerating today. Bribery and corruption abound. Children no longer obey their parents, every man wants to write a book, and it is evident that the end of the world is fast approaching." Assyrian tablet, c. 2800 BC
"I would rather have a German division in front of me than a French one behind me." General George S. Patton
"To you who call yourselves men of peace, I say: You are not safe unless you have men of action on your side." Thucydides
"A plan is a list of things that do not happen." "Way of the Gun"
"It's a damn poor mind that can only think one way to spell a word." Andrew Jackson
"Today we carve out our own omens." Leonidas
Igitur qui desiderat pacem praeparet bellum. - Vegetius
Trying to teach a pig to sing only frustrates you and annoys the pig. Anonymous
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